Offering a unique virtual experience with programming, lecture series, social media events, and other activities
Fort Ticonderoga continues its Digital Campaign – an exciting virtual experience featuring interactive programming, engaging lectures series, and creative at-home educational activities and resources.
The unique virtual opportunity brings layers of history and natural beauty into homes across the globe. Fort Ticonderoga staff continue to press forward with their commitment to providing resources and entertaining programs to engage, inspire, and give context to the world around us.
“Through this Digital Campaign, we are eager for our virtual visitors to enjoy behind-the-scenes information and special insider content,” said Beth L Hill, Fort Ticonderoga president & CEO. “We look forward to inspiring visits during special digital events throughout 2021 and beyond!”
Friday, March 5
Virtual Fort Ticonderoga Ball
The evening will feature highlights from our museum and educational initiatives, exclusive behind-the-scenes digital experiences, and an auction. The Ticonderoga Ball is our most important annual fundraiser and provides vital funding to support our museum’s operations, the preservation of Fort Ticonderoga’s 2000-acre historic site, nationally recognized educational programming, and award-winning exhibits. This is a paid program that requires pre-registration.
Sunday, March 7
Virtual Fort Fever Series: Oxen, Sleds, and Drivers
ZOOM, 2 pm
How did the army transport the supplies to keep the north alive and fighting in the dead of winter? Join Fort Ticonderoga Director of Interpretation, Cameron Green, to explore how oxen kept a lifeline open to the Continental Army in Canada in 1775 and 1776. This is a paid program that requires pre-registration.
Friday, March 19
Virtual Program: SHOT: Beyond the Cannon Ball
Artillery in the 18th century was organized by the weight of its shot. Join Fort Ticonderoga Curator, Dr. Matthew Keagle, to explore the range and significance of the fundamental artillery projectiles used at Fort Ticonderoga.
Sunday, March 21
Virtual Author Series: The Revolutionary War Lives and Letters of Lucy and Henry Knox
In The Revolutionary War Lives and Letters of Lucy and Henry Knox, author Phillip Hamilton examines Lucy and Henry Knox’s momentous struggle and how they worked together to preserve their family and relationship with one another. This is a paid program that requires pre-registration.
Wednesday, March 24
Virtual Fort Fever Series: Cadence and Clothing: Music Interpretation at Fort Ticonderoga
Get an inside look at the fifes and drums of Fort Ticonderoga and explore how they are leading the way in preserving our nation’s musical heritage. From period-specific song selections to authentically handcrafted instruments and eye-catching, hands-sewn uniforms, join Fort Ticonderoga Drum Major, Michael Edson, to understand the vital role that regimental music plays in the interpretive programs at Fort Ticonderoga. This is a paid program that requires pre-registration.
Thursday, March 25
From the Ground Up: Transferware
The introduction of transfer printing in the 18th century created a new popular method of ceramic production. Explore archaeological examples of transferware in this latest episode of From the Ground Up!
Saturday, March 27
Virtual Living History Event: Proceed to Canada with all Possible Expedition
During this virtual living history event, a series of programs will demonstrate American reinforcements streaming north in March of 1776 to support their stumbling army in Canada. Discover how veterans from a year on campaign and new recruits assembled hastily at Ticonderoga to face an American military crisis. Explore the logistics of an army in winter, as supplies arrive by horse and oxen. Watch as soldiers prepare cannons to be hauled north to Canada.
All programs will be presented on Fort Ticonderoga’s Facebook page at the times listed:
- 11:00 am — Artillery Artificers
Explore the behind-the-scenes work that was constantly employed to keep the artillery firing. Witness sheets of tinned-iron creased and soldered into useful ammunition for cannons engaged in the siege of Quebec.
- 1:00 pm — “Sleds Belonging to the Public”
With Lake Champlain frozen, it was up to the power of oxen to move the Army’s supplies over the ice. Witness oxen dragging sleds laden with supplies for stores at Fort Ticonderoga. Watch those same sleds loaded with cannon on their way to Canada.
- 3:00 pm — Reefing Hooks, Caulking, and Mallets
With warmer temperatures, it was just a matter of time until the ice broke up on Lake Champlain. A fleet of bateaux had to be ready to move men and material down the lake to aid the stumbling Continental Army outside of Quebec. See the important work of caulkers sealing the seams on the flat bottom boats that kept the army afloat.
As we continue adding to our Digital Campaign, be sure to visit fortticonderoga.org and our social media accounts for more exciting live videos, on-site special events, lectures series, and educational at-home activities that bring history to life!
About Fort Ticonderoga:
Welcoming visitors since 1909, Fort Ticonderoga preserves North America’s largest 18th-century artillery collection, 2,000 acres of historic landscape on Lake Champlain, and Carillon Battlefield, and the largest series of untouched Revolutionary War era earthworks surviving in America. As a multi-day destination and the premier place to learn more about our nation’s earliest years and America’s military heritage, Fort Ticonderoga engages more than 70,000 visitors each year with an economic impact of more than $12 million annually and offers programs, historic interpretation, boat cruises, tours, demonstrations, and exhibits throughout the year, and is open for daily visitation May through October. Fort Ticonderoga is supported in part through generous donations and with some general operating support made possible by the New York State Council on the Arts with the support of Governor Andrew Cuomo and the New York State Legislature.